If you want to get pregnant or prevent pregnancy, you should know how to determine your fertile days. We give tips on how to do that the easiest way.
Pill, spiral or condoms - there are numerous methods of contraception. But there are also a number of women who want to do without these aids. Be it because of an allergy or intolerance, or simply by natural means. Who wants to dispense with contraceptives largely, should get a cycle calendar.$config[ads_text] not found
Cycle calendar: on paper or as an app
Cycle calendar has been around for quite some time. On paper or cardboard it fits in a small format in every wallet. Here you can enter the first day of your cycle, ie the first day of your period, and determine further values. Because if the cycle calendar is kept regularly, you can soon draw conclusions about the regularity and length of your cycle. This can be different for each woman - from 26 to 33 days, each length is perfectly normal. Therefore, the period fluctuates by being fertile from woman to woman. The fertile days are usually between the 10th and 14th cycle day. Those who do not want to use contraceptives should measure body temperature in addition to the cycle calendar. Because just before ovulation to the onset of the period, this increases by 0.2 to 0.5 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, you should know that sperm can survive up to five days in the female organism. Also intercourse just before ovulation can therefore be "dangerous". Practical are cycle calendar apps, which not only allow an entry of the body temperature, but also independently calculate the cycle length and the expected ovulation.
If you want to get pregnant
Just as you can use the cycle calendar for contraception, it is also very useful for having children. So you always know when the chances of fertilization of the egg and thus a pregnancy are greatest. Do not put yourself under pressure. Many couples with an unfulfilled wish for a child plan any sexual activity around ovulation - the desire remains so in the long run.